Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Chapter

History of the AANZHPBA

The AHPBA was formed in 1998 as an association within the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA). The intention was to create a multi-disciplinary group to further the practice of HPB medicine and surgery. Successful activities of the AHPBA included organising some meetings, usually in association with the Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW), and facilitating an overseas fellowship (The Paul MacMaster Fellowship). The group also had some dialogue with government through participation in MSAC committees.

In April 2005, for a variety of reasons, the decision was made to reform the Association outside the GESA. The Australian New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association Inc was registered in early 2006. In 2022 the members voted to update the associations name to acknowledge, respect and support Aotearoa New Zealand membersThe Secretariat is based in Adelaide.




Jonathan Koea


 Treasurer/Research Committee Chair

Vincent Lam

 Training Committee Chair

Jonathan Koea 

 Examination Committee Chair

Ben Thomson

 Board Members

Kaye Bowers


Tom Hugh


David Cavallucci


Mo Ballal


Thomas O'Rourke


Daniel Croagh 


Saxon Connor 

Lawrence Yuen






Renee Mackenzie
Executive Officer
Tel: +61 8 8239 0086 


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